Get Your Piece of “Shred Equity”
Jan25

Get Your Piece of “Shred Equity”

Would you like the chance to experience some of the finest powder in the world and own a piece of the mountain as well? Here’s your chance to be that badass ski mogul you’ve always dreamed of (pun intended). Red mountain in little Rossland B.C has started a campaign with startengine.com to gauge whether there is enough interest to offer equity to the Canadian public. So far so good – as of writing they have over...

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Is it a bargain or a giant evil plot to take your money!
Jan23

Is it a bargain or a giant evil plot to take your money!

What if I were to tell you that those 50%-70% off sales are not really bargains but just a giant evil plot to separate you from your hard earned money. Well I’m here to break it to you. Those bargains are not really bargains at all. Sometimes referred to as loss leaders these sales only exist for one purpose and that is to get you primed for an endless round of mindless consumption. You HAVE been tricked. In most cases the stuff...

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The Burrito Trail – AKA Ribbon Falls Kananaskis
Sep11

The Burrito Trail – AKA Ribbon Falls Kananaskis

What a beautiful place that I happen to call home. Canada! So much nature, very WoW, much fun! People travel from all over the world to visit Banff and Kananaskis and I have access to these wonderful places a short hour away from my back yard. Victor K. a good friend of mine have been planning to hike to Ribbon falls since at least the beginning of the year. So, we decided last month to hike it. And it was a blast! My oldest boy...

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Hamburgers, Cars, Stocks, Retirement – Buying Low and Selling High
Aug28

Hamburgers, Cars, Stocks, Retirement – Buying Low and Selling High

What happens when there is a 20% off sale at the local electronics store? People usually get excited to buy. Right? What happens when there is a 50% off sale? Those same excited people would buy even more! So why is it so different when we look at buying and selling shares in top notch companies on our local stock exchanges? Simply, It comes down to emotion and that emotion is FEAR. Why do people sell their portfolio when the stock...

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Muhammad Ali – Don’t count the days; make the days count.
Jun04

Muhammad Ali – Don’t count the days; make the days count.

Muhammad Ali passed away today at the young age of 74. You can read his official obituary here. I wrote an article back in 2012 on a bit of the family history of Muhammad Ali. There might be a remote chance that somewhere down the line twice removed and add a cousin or two, I might actually be related to Muhammad Ali. You can read about it here. I admit that I like professional fighting, Boxing, UFC and mixed martial arts. I’m...

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Chris Koch- Calgary Marathon #motivation #YYC
May29

Chris Koch- Calgary Marathon #motivation #YYC

What an inspiration Chris Koch, born without full arms and legs finished the Calgary Marathon today. I had the pleasure of watching him cross the line. The video below from Chris Matteo – @ItsChrisMatteo captures the moment. Check out more about Chris on his website. http://www.ifican.ca/ It only takes one to change the conversation, earlier this year Chris was denied participation in the LA Marathon, so when the Scotiabank...

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Legit ways to help the people in Fort Mac
May04

Legit ways to help the people in Fort Mac

This does not appear to be just a fire, from the pictures that I have seen it’s an inferno of mass destruction. What a devastating day for Fort McMurray. 83,000 people have been evacuated and so far only 53,000 people have been accounted for. My heart goes out the people of Ft. Mac that have been displaced. So far it appears that there has been no loss of life. Kudos to the emergency teams and first responders. With every major...

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The Secret Formula – Dividend Payout Ratio
Nov22

The Secret Formula – Dividend Payout Ratio

J/k there really is no secret formula but it sure makes for a more interesting headline (Click bait anyone?). So, how do you calculate the dividend payout ratio of a company? Easy, Take the current dividend payout and divide it by the current earnings per share. This will give you the Dividend Payout Ratio. Dividend per share/Earnings per share = Dividend Payout Ratio This should be fairly obvious for most people. But I will try to...

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